Contributor/ Imran Husain
Best Known For
Likely best known for its across-the-street sister Sophie’s Hostel which was launched in 2004, by all accounts an affordable hipster den. But across the street at Miss Sophie’s hotel, opened just a few years ago, you’ll find something of a Shoreditch meets brutalist design aesthetic that offers flashes of luxury within a warehouse lofty surrounding.
The Good Stuff
Located in the bohemian part of Prague, it’s an extremely local affair. The staff are visible when you need then and invisible when you don’t. You can’t help but feel like you’re in someone’s home – someone’s extremely well appointed home. The refreshingly modern 19th century building is on a quiet street in the New Town of Prague, which Charles IV tacked on to the Old Town way back in 1348. It is only a five minute walk to Wenceslas Square. The townhouse views definitely make you think of Hitchcock’s Rear Window – but in a far less scary way.
Yes, they do have hipsters…. But more importantly the crowd here is looking for something a little different. This isn’t a hotel you’ll find easy to classify and therein lies the charm and personality of Miss Sophie’s. The team are on hand to make you sure never get lost, and most importantly each have the type of personality that you know Miss Sophie herself would have if you were in her presence.
Inside the hotel – 7/10
This is not the Four Seasons, so go knowing that you’ll be looking after yourself in the main. That said the little hotel has everything you need and nothing you don’t. On a painfully hot day, you’ll be grateful for the air conditioning. The bathrooms are a thing of beauty, if only entire cities were designed with such space saving and optimised philosophies.
Outside the hotel – 9/10
You are just where you need to be if you want a truly local experience. Enjoy the neighbourhood cafes and the centre is a short tram ride away. You also have all of the facilities of Miss Sophie’s Hostel at your disposal.
Image courtesy of Miss Sophie’s